University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Polar Studies

Entry requirements

1st or good 2nd class UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English (IELTS score 7.0, or TOEFL score 600 in conjunction with 5.0 in test of written English, or Cambridge certificate of proficiency grade A or B).

Course modules

Principle research activities in the social and natural sciences are: social sciences: human, economic and governmental aspects of development in the Arctic regions; anthropology of circumpolar cultures; ethnographic studies of scientific communities; environmental and imperial histories of the polar regions; natural sciences: sea ice and related aspects of polar oceanography; studies of polar ice sheets and glaciers during climate-related investigation; glacier hydrology and dynamics; remote sensing using a range of active and passive microwave data.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 19,017 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

The Director, Scott Polar Research Institute
Telephone number: 
01223 336540